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Logitech - Z313 2.1-Channel Speaker System (3-Piece) - Black/Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2984 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasent Surprise

    Posted
    havanajoe8
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    Went to Best Buy with my father to get some more items for setting up his new TV and he insisted that I pick something out for myself. My Insignia 2.1 speaker system was starting to go, so I decided to get a new 2.1 system, but I didn't want to abuse his generosity and pick out something too expensive. Saw these speakers on sale, decided to try them, even though they are a lot smaller than the Insignias. Out of the box the sound was about what I expected- flat and boomy. However, to my surprise they really come alive with a bit of equalization. After about 20 mins of making small adjustments I have to say that I'm quite happy with the results. Reducing the 125 HZ range will immediately reduce most of the muddy, boomy bass and an increase in the 8 MHZ range will really bring out the high midrange and lower treble which was missing. The big surprise is that there is some really good low bass in the 30-60 HZ range if you boost it- not boomy at all, surprisingly accurate for such a small subwoofer. Nowhere near as good as my 10 inch 100 watt Sony subwoofer on my stereo system, of course, but for a desktop subwoofer it's quite impressive. If you spend the time getting the settings right you'll really like the results, the quality is there you just have to find it. Volume is more than adequate for the desktop. I don't like the control pod. It uses a thumbwheel volume control, which in my experience is the first thing to go with heavy use. I'd suggest setting it about 75% and then never touching it again, use your PC volume controls instead. There is a headphone jack on the control pod but no secondary input, which is disappointing- with the Insignia system I could plug in my iPod and listen to music with the PC off, but not with this system. I would have been happier if the control pod was gone and the controls were built into one of the speakers, as there would be less wires and one less item on my desk. These are minor gripes, at the end of the day sound is what matters and for the price the sound quality of this system is very, very good with some tweaking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Speakers for Non-Discerning Listeners

    Posted
    15ofJuly

    There are 3 things I like about this Speaker System (2 would not be enough and 4 would be too much) 1) Control Pod 2) Fills the room with better than expected bass sound. 3) Uses the PC earphone jack. The control pod has 3 functions for the speaker system. 1) Power on and off. If it is not turned on (with green light indicator), then there are no sound (easy). 2) Volume control. Very handy because I don't have to reach over and look for the volume control on a right speaker where they would normally be on a system that do not have a pod. 3) Headset connector. Another good feature because I do not have to plug my headset into my PC (which is already being used by this system). The pod's volume control can also adjust the volume of your headset if your headset does not have volume control; although went you try to adjust the volume of your headset by this method, the changes are very minimal. Adjusting it using with your PC's volume control gets greater results. The sound coming from the wooden subwoofer, and satellite speakers are powerful enough to fill my bedroom and through my closed door and through the floor to downstairs thanks to a 4-inch down-firing driver and a front bass extension-port (when cranked up you can feel it shooting pulsating air) When I cranked the volume up to maximum, I can detect a little distortion which sound a bit blurred and muffled. Unfortunately, there are no bass or treble controls which would help in reducing the muffled sound when you turn the volume up to watch a movie (the whispering are hard to hear and the shouting are hard to understand). Fortunately, I can plug my headset into the control pod and (surprise!) everything sounds clear as though I'm in a cinema. Music, especially instrumentals, with mid range being more prominent than the rest of the frequencies is where this system excels in. The bass will deliver a punch that you can feel which is more than I expected from a budget speaker system. The set-up is easy and there is nothing to download. 1) Connect the satellite speakers to the subwoofer. 2) Plug the power from the subwoofer to the surge protector. 3) Connect the control pod to the PC's earphone jack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speakers especially for price

    Posted
    RAMPAG3a

    I was looking for speakers to use in college as well as at home use. I found these speakers for $39.99 in the store. When tested and compared to other speakers next to it, I found these sounded the best, apart from Bose speakers. With the price they listed and the quality of the sound test, also from friends recommendations to get Logitech, I decided to purchase these speakers. I just got home and set these up, which took from five to ten minutes, including unpacking time, and played them at full volume from my laptop. At full volume there was a slight bit of distortion but it was very loud. Otherwise they are perfect for any other volume. I recommend these speakers to anyone and everyone, except for people who want to use at very, very high volumes. They sound very nice and work very well. The only complaint I have is the power cord length, just like every other person's complaint. It is a bit short, but as suggested by a previous commenter, purchasing a five dollar extension cord is perfect. A side note for anyone who wants to go into the store and sample these speakers, or really all speakers; You should bring in an external device, such as an iPod or Laptop. They provide more volume than the system Best Buy uses. By doing this you will be able to correctly measure the volume range of the tested speaker system. I hope this is helpful for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers for an amazing price

    Posted
    SteveO214

    I was in the market looking for a set of speakers to hook up to my gaming set up. I hook up my ps3 to a Samsung LED Monitor, and have a gaming headset, since the monitor does not have built in sound. With that said, I went into Best Buy looking to purchase just some simple computer speakers(I was already thinking about some store brand satellite speakers), for the occasions when I want to kick back and watch some netflix. I came out with these speakers because I own some logitech products such as the s715i iPod dock and they never disappoint, and the fact that I was able to get a 2.1 setup for $40 did not hurt either. The speakers and subwoofer are pretty small (the box is smaller than that of the wii), so I was very eager to hear how they sounded. Packaging was simple, and setup was a breeze. The sound coming out of these little things are amazing. I've watched a few of the blu rays I got for Christmas and also played some of my ps3 games, and these things pack a punch. They fill up the room nicely with great undistorted sound, and the speakers being so small really grew on my because they don't take up any major real estate on my desk and the subwoofer is easily placed underneath it. The only negative I had about the system, is that there is no bass control. At higher volumes, the bass is pretty good, as it keeps a good ratio, but I would have loved to have the option. It isn't a big negative for me though. For $40, this is an amazing set of computer speakers. I recommend these for anyone looking for great quality sound for a bargain price. Don't let the size of the box fool you, these things are amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for the price!

    Posted
    YakAttack

    I am a closet DJ, and use Virtual DJ to create mixes for myself and friends. I was using a speaker set up without the sub, and always had issues determining the bass levels until after I was done and put the CD in my SUV. Wanted to buy something nice, but not needing to go all Bose, H&K, etc level. Just wanted to hear good sound. I researched a few places, and went to Best Buy to check out the demos. Let me tell you, I was happy with the demo, but when I brought it home, I was even happier. What a huge difference from what I had. The highs were sharper than some of the other ones priced from the $60-$80 range, and the mids came out strong. What impressed me the most was the bass. Being on my computer desk, I am able to really hear the different levels of bass. Obviously it will not compare to higher end uones (+$100), but for your money, it cannot be beat! So be realistic, you're not going to feel the bass hit you, but you will be able to hear the subtle levels of lows in a song. The volume knob and headphone plug ins are nice features, but really, I was amazed at how much quality you get for around $55. If you want to improve your existing set up, hear some more detail in the music you are playing, and don't want to spend a whole lot, then I wholeheartedly recommend this product. I just did a 6 hour mix and was amazed at how nice it sounded while mixing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defective Control Pod & Too Bass Heavy

    Posted
    maxthecat
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    First, I feel it's only fair to tell you that I only listened to two songs through these speakers, primarily because during the second song, the control pod power light started flickering on and off, as did the sound to the speakers, and then the power to the control pod and speakers died completely. Ordinarily, I wouldn't review a defective product, but I also found the amount of bass these speakers produced to be nothing short of annoying (at a moderate volume with songs I wouldn't consider to be bass heavy). I don't know how to explain this well because a buttload of bass seems like it should be a good thing, but it's not so great if it completely drowns out everything else. Nor is it ideal if the satellite speakers make your desk vibrate, and there is no way to adjust the level of bass, and you feel like you'd be more comfortable if the speakers were a much greater distance from you. Like on the other side of the room. Or in the next county. Literally, it made my eyes feel as if they were on the verge of watering. Again, I wouldn't ordinarily review defective products, but other reviewers mentioned the bass issue as well, so it clearly wasn't part of this product's defectiveness. Mind you, I wasn't exactly happy about receiving a set of speakers that didn't work properly either, but that's neither here nor there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent speakers for $34.99

    Posted
    darkphoenix

    I did a lot of research before buying these speakers because I wanted to replace some speakers that came with my desktop. They were good and produced sound clearly and loudly. However, the cable broke for one speaker so I could only hear from one. Also, I wanted to buy some speakers with bass. I originally wanted some for my LG LED, but they were too expensive. Computer speakers seemed like the alternative because I rarely watch any TV except only when I hook up my laptop to my TV to watch something. Logitech seemed to be a reputable company, so I decided to focus on this brand. Too many options were out of my price range. I had to look for something within the $50 range. This speaker system from what I had read from reviews was a good system to buy. Long story short, these speakers offer a decent amount of sound that is enough to fill a medium to small sized room. The sound becomes somewhat distorted when put to full volume. Also, the the bass becomes more boomy, drowning the sound out. Plus, from a distance the bass can be heard more than the sound from voices. Don't get me wrong these are some good speakers for the price. Don't expect to get the world out these. They are best at half the volume. Somewhere in the middle because it strikes a balance that makes sound clear. All in all, if you want to upgrade from a two-speaker to a 2.1, you can't go wrong with these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings the bass AND the boom!

    Posted
    JimmyBesos

    I wanted to kick up the audio on my six-year old Asus computer, and I saw some great reviews on the Logitech Z313, (AND they were on sale!), so I decided to order it. +1! - The unit arrived sooner than I expected, Thanks, BestBuy! +2! - Once I opened the package, the installation directions were printed right there on the inside flap. In fact, it took me more time to shed the packaging materials than it did to set up. +3! - I ran a test on the speakers using the 2008 Iron Man trailer. I only needed a little adjustment to the subwoofer audio control, and a little separation of the speakers to get optimum placement and terrific sound! The speakers not only handled the boom from a superhero movie, but also caught the small details like the swishing of ice cubes in a cocktail. +4! For all this power, the speakers have a very modest footprint on your workspace, and their sleek design and black/silver color scheme keeps the look classic and understated. Nice. From opening the box to actual use, I see no minuses here. For only $30, the Z313 will give you the most bang for your buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what you expect, except louder

    Posted
    MrBunny
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    You see the audiophiles that tend to review budget speakers saying "they're not very loud but..." mostly because they blew out their eardrums from concerts and loud music as children. These speakers are LOUD. Unless you're 2 rooms away you're going to hear it fine. You'll be using it lower than max volume for most usage. Setup is simple. Plug subwoofer into outlet, plug speakers into subwoofer, plug audio jack into desired device, press power button on inline controller. DONE. It uses an inline controller to turn it on/off and has an adjustable volume scroller and headphone jack on that. These are the best speakers in this price range. There's also a Logitech bluetooth dongle for sale that's compatible with these if you want that functionality. All in all, this set is exactly what you expect with Logitech's reliability. My old z130's lasted years and some abuse before a speaker wire started getting loose. I expect these to last even longer with much care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best set of speakers fro the price.

    Posted
    Nigelisawsome

    My choice for some desktop speakers came down to the Insignia store brand and the Sony set, all priced about the same. Luckily my local Best Buy had a demo set up for all of their speakers. The clarity and base response from these speakers were the best between the three choices I had before me. Being someone who works with audio equipment all day my expectations for these speakers (being fifty dollars at the time) weren't very high, however I was pleasantly surprised. My only gripe is that while there is a volume controller that allows you to control how loud or quite you want the speakers and sub to play, once headphones are plug into the controller you do not have the ability to control the volume or a pair of headphones unless you plug your headphones into the back of the sub woofer the way the speakers are connected. Aside from that these are GOOD speakers for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    you wont find a better sound for price

    Posted
    MTVessel
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    I bought this for a low grade speaker monitor for my recording studio. I listen on high end - med end and low end to every recording so it sounds good on all quality speakers. i bought this thinking it was to be my bottom end. I was surprised that at this price range it was such s decent sound and relatively balanced for what it is. Ithe frequency response was surprisingly even. though it does not have a digital connection, a converter is easy to add. I subsequently listen to the other speakers in logitech family and found them to be less even in frequency response. My belief is that they used this to model spec the product and just simply added other speakers to make surround sound. but they were not even and the one sub did not have enough to balance the satellite speakers. of course this was in store so not a truly accurate read of surround or freq response. but i would not buy the others based on the experience. this one is now another speaker set i reference in my recordings as a multi media reference. because of this i now reference 4 sets of speakers. i recommend for anyone - cant go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em

    Posted
    Julie48

    This is my first set of computer speakers that have a subwoofer, and they're awesome! The size is compact and stylishly inconspicuous, and there's a corded power/volume controller that allows for having the speakers several feet from the computer without interfering with adjustability. I've purchases two sets -- one for my home office computer which uses a HDTV as a secondary monitor for watching internet TV while I work, and the other set is connected to my media center-designated computer which uses my 40' HDTV as it's only monitor. I'm not an hi-tech entertainment enthusiast, and don't need/want true surround sound, so these speakers do exactly what I want them to. I had purchased and tried a Logitech Z323 Speaker system (slightly more expensive and supposedly a step up from the Z313). The sound wasn't nearly as good as with the Z313 and the power/volume control is on one of the speakers, so I returned them and opted for the second Z313 system. I'm very happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Boom for Little Bucks!

    Posted
    phil10720

    Quite frankly, I don't understand how this product can have any negative reviews, at least as far as the sound quality anyway. They sound just awesome for speakers this size and in this price range. For those of you who are using them with devices that don't allow you to adjust the bass and treble or have an equalizer with preset and/or adjustable settings, I feel sorry for you because you'll never know just how good this 2.1 system is. It's not just a great option for a PC or laptop but for a TV or anything that accepts this size speaker jack. Something to keep in mind: Please adjust the volume to its highest level on the little toggle and power control that comes with the system. Then adjust the volume (and the settings if you have them as I've said previously) and you should be good to go. Obviously, I don't know anything about the durability of this system but according to most of the reviews I've read before I purchased them, I don't have anything to be worried about!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful speaker setup with extremely crisp sound

    Posted
    bignige

    These are without the best speakers I have owned for any computer system. I have a dell latitude e6410 (dont ask how I purchased one) for business ($2,450 price tag) and needed some nice speakers to go along with it, and these were perfect for it. They are not overpowering in terms of size, and in the same regard, they are extremely powerful and crisp in terms of sound. If you are not sure if these are the speakers for you, stop doubting and make the purchase. For 40 bucks, the price for these is unbeatable. Plus the subwoofer has a really nice kick to it, and it isnt too powerful to where it compromises the sound quality, and your ability to fully understand the music and its clarity. LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT THIS SPEAKER HAS IN TERMS OF FEATURES IS COMPLETELY IN SYNC WITH ONE ANOTHER. IT IS THE PERFECT SET OF SPEAKERS FOR ANY CPU. I have owned 4 speakers, even Bose, and I have never gotten this kind of quality for my money. I can pay 200 bucks and have Bose, or I can pay 40 and have these, which I did, and experience the same sound. Don't hesitate, just buy them and see what I mean. You won't regret it. The only thing I can mention is that the bass isn't very powerful, but it has enough for you to "bump to it" respectably.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap speakers

    Posted
    Emjeyzee

    I was looking for inexpensive computer speakers < $50. At first I was going to purchase the Z323's. But side by side comparison at Best Buy revealed that the less expensive Z313's sounded better. Better balance between treble and bass I think, probably because you CAN'T control subwoofer volume and ruin the balance. In retrospect the Z323 probably would sound better after resetting EQ on the pc. I use the Z313 in a very small bedroom office . These are plenty loud for that purpose. I use them primarily to listen to iTunes music and YouTube videos. Most likely you will need to reset the EQ profile on your pc or laptop to get the right sound. I set the EQ in iTunes to a "horizontal S-curve" profile and they sound pretty good for $35 speakers. There is NO subwoofer volume control. You can only control total volume. Adjust bass levels using the pc's EQ settings. Note: when unpacking the subwoofer, the speaker driver is on the bottom of the unit and it is unprotected... don't stick your finger through it. You should not expect these to sound like $300 speakers. You get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alot of Bass in a really tiny package.

    Posted
    Chr1sM87

    I find myself to be somewhat of an audiophile. I try and research other products to get the best bang for my buck. As people know certain songs will sound different when being played through different speakers. The Logitech Z313 does an excellent job at capturing highs, Mids and Lows. For a 2.1 sound system I would certainly say that this is a best buy. The unit comes with enough wire for you to space them out, a 4" sub woofer that believe it or not packs some really nice bass despite its size and 2 high quality speakers. The unit also comes with a mini control pad in which you can adjust the volume, plug a headset into and power the device on/off. The only thing that I wish could have been added was more control for the sub woofer. Their is no way to actually adjust the sub woofer outside of Windows and we all know the control panel for adjusting the bass/frequency in a Windows OS isn't the best. Occasionally at low volume, the bass will overshadow the sound sometimes making it a bit harder to hear. Despite that, I would recommend these speakers to anybody in the market for a pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome buy for a low price

    Posted
    ddrossi93
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    I came into best buy honestly not really looking to purchase anything. Just passing the time while my girlfriend got her nails done. I was walking around and originally saw the speakers for an awesome price. I think I got them for $25-30. I got home and plugged them into my computer and immediately started testing them out. Music, movies, games, I threw everything at them. They all were perfect quality and sounded great. They can get pretty loud as well. Perfect for when I don't feel like having my headset on. Now the only reason I am not giving this product 5 stars that it is very close to deserving. Is because the volume controller is how do I say, out of sync? For example, it doesn't scale well if you turn it up via the computer volume and not the actual controller. I would turn it up a knotch or 2 and it would spike and blow my ears out. Quite an easy fix to it I found though. Now you can do it one of two ways. Just have one of the volumes up to max at all times, either the computer's or the speaker's. And what ever one is not turned up the whole way, is the one you use to change the volume to whatever you want. It is an AWESOME product and amazing for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy for the aesthetic - not for

    Posted
    Matt
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    I have a VERY COMITTED rgb setup and these speakers complimented it perfectly when my old ones died. Sound quality is pretty good, but if you don’t need rgb speakers then you can probably find something comparable at a lower price. I use an MSI setup but sadly I cannot color sync these to the MSI controller which is kind of a bummer. Other than that the color options are decent and react automatically in certain games. The Logitech application is my only point of caution. I had one update where the thing just straight stopped my speakers from producing any sound not long after I bought them. I needed to uninstall and reinstall the application to get sound back. No issues since. I’ve owned these for 4 months now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cute. Very decent sound

    Posted
    MrsSpooky

    I jUST took delivery of these speakers and hooked them up within 2 minutes. The sound is quite decent and they're attractive too. One thing I thought was odd, but turns out will be VERY convenient - with the speakers is a unit connected to them with a volume control, on/off switch and headphone jack. I've never seen that before on computer speakers and my raised eyebrow came down to join the other when I realized that I don't have to unplug the speakers to use headphones, plus I can turn the system off when it's not in use, thereby saving on electricity, and it's all within reach. Very handy. Headphone jack works just fine - note that the computer volume controls headphone volume, as these are not affected by the volume control on the little power/volume unit. The setup/troubleshooting sheet that comes with it points this out, so it's not a complete surprise. I think the sound is great, but then I don't have really high expectations for speakers at this price. It's light years better than what I was getting out of my laptop without speakers and that's all I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fills a need

    Posted
    Medrod
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    Logitech makes some good products and I've used many of them. I bought this speaker set because it sounded better that its price rivals. It does its job -- it provides audio for my videos and sound for my games. What's not to like? The speakers are small enough to fit easily on my desk and the bass box is not overly large. It has an inline black box with on/off switch, pilot light, head phone jack, and volume control. All of which I have no need for because it simply duplicates controls that I have on my computer. The speakers are plugged into the same power strip that turns on/off my entire computer system. If you like loud music, this little 25 watt unit might be a little on the light side for you. Also, the bass is a bit weak. One thing I'm somewhat weary about is the "screen door" weave on the speaker grills. If you live in a dusty environment, or with the passage of enough time (my last powered speakers lasted over 15 years), the dust build up behind the grills and on the speakers might be a problem. Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase and have no problem recommending it with the caution to consider the comments I've made.

    I would recommend this to a friend